Cool Point Loma San Diego images

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Cool Point Loma San Diego images

A few nice Point Loma San Diego images I found:

Pelican Point Lighthouse Station – San Diego, California
Point Loma San Diego
Image by Michael in San Diego, California
This is a panorama-type image created with several rows of photos. The photos were taken from atop Point Loma, high above Pelican Point. I was using a 200mm lens.

I wouldn’t want to be down there during a Pacific tsunami.

Even before the construction of the Old Point Loma Lighthouse (following images), officials were concerned that fog might shroud the light on the lofty hill. Their concerns were soon validated, and after 36 years of operation, the old lighthouse was abandoned. Pelican Point, a low-lying, level area at the southern extreme of Point Loma, was selected as the site for the replacement light.

Brick and lumber were delivered to the point in September of 1889, and by the following spring, two Victorian cottages, each flanked by its own cistern and privy, along with a concrete foundation for the lighthouse, were completed. The tubular lighthouse tower, manufactured by Phoenix Iron Company of Trenton, New Jersey, rolled into San Diego aboard two flatcars of the Southern California Railroad on July 5, 1890. The tower was off-loaded at Old Town, and strong wagons were employed to transport it to the point. During the month of August, the spiral staircase, central tube, and supporting framework were assembled to support the two-story lantern room. The 70-foot-tall pyramidal tower, built more for function than aesthetics, is the only one of its kind on the West Coast of the United States.

I was at the VA Hospital in La Jolla today and saw some beautiful new watercolor artwork they had recently placed on the walls of one of the long halls. I saw a painting that looked exactly like this image.

San Diego from Point Loma
Point Loma San Diego
Image by hyperion327

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